Topping #2

Isn’t that always the way?

The firstborn gets all the outrageous baby gifts, savings bonds, monthly framed portraits, and the totally-filled-out baby book.

Number two?

Not even a cupcake.

Second hill topping

No news release. No media gathering.

Not even a flag.

Sigh!

We middle children have to stick together.

We’ll love Hill #2 every bit as much as #1, right?

Even if the older sibling casts a mighty long shadow.

Second hill topping

Now, to give credit where credit’s due … that first drop is, after all, 154 feet.

But Hill #2 provides a drop of 107 feet, just a few feet shy of The Legend’s first drop.

For these photos, I stood to the south-east of the structure, not too far from Holidog’s FunTown.

Second hill topping

So now it’s time to pay attention to Hill #3. And the five tunnels. And a little something extra we’ve recently added to the design.

It’s a great new element, but not something we can discuss just yet.

The best part of it, though, is that The Gravity Group and Will are still scrutinizing the design and making improvements here and there.

So, Happy Hill #2 Crowning Day (uh…actually it was yesterday, but don’t let that out).

Day-old cupcake, anyone?
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An ever-changing skyline

Voyage in the distance

Wow, has our skyline changed!

Take a look:

From the Funnel Cake Factory in the 4th of July section:

Voyage in the distance

And from the west side of the Raging Rapids observation deck. That’s the Bamboo Chute water slide running through the picture.

Voyage in the distance

Here’s a little closer to the water slide. Remember, the Bamboo Chute will be reprofiled for 2006, as the walkway to Thanksgiving will go underneath it.

Voyage in the distance

Down the hill into Splashin’ Safari. Stand to the side of the splash pool for the Bamboo Chute and the AmaZOOM and here’s what you’ll see:

Voyage in the distance

Notice how steep 66 degrees can be. As you ride up the lift hill (starting from the right side of the photo) and crest the hill, you’ll feel like you’re dropping over the edge of the world.

Perhaps that’s how the pilgrims on the Mayflower felt

This is the prettiest, don’t you think?

Voyage in the distance

This is from just outside of Kringle’s Kafe.

It may not feel like autumn (it’s in the 70s again today), but it sure looks like it!
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